Mike Gallagher - Testimonial

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Sun, 05/15/2016 - 16:56

One of the joys I experienced while playing Daddy Warbucks in 'Annie' at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC in September, 2013 was hearing the crisp, warm sound of the trumpet solo at the beginning of the overture every night.    Jeff Purtle did an outstanding job in every number and helped make a relatively small orchestra sound much bigger than it actually was.    Jeff is one terrific trumpet player!

Mike Gallagher - talk show host
Mike Gallagher

New York, NY
The Mike Gallagher Show

Trumpet Student, Jóhannes Þorleiksson, from Iceland

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Sat, 05/14/2016 - 11:15

When I started chemotherapy eight months ago I thought my trumpet days were over for a while. But I was wrong. Not only was I able to perform in various situations but my playing and sound progressed. Of course there were many bad days because of the medicine but I learned how and what to practice.

Purtle Brass Conference - Alex Iles - Trombone

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Sat, 05/14/2016 - 11:02

Alex Iles is one of the busiest trombone players in Los Angeles, recently heard soloing on the iTunes live broadcast of Paul McCartney. Alex played lead trombone for the high note trumpet legend Maynard Ferguson for several years and has recorded numerous albums, movies, television and live productions.

Trumpet Lesson Assignment - Shawn Hines playing Clarke's Technical Studies Etude Five in one breath

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:35

Shawn Hines has studied privately with Jeff Purtle a number of years, taking trumpet lessons online since 2004. Shawn is a professional trumpet player based in the Boston, Massachusetts area and performs all over the United States of America. In addition to playing lead trumpet Shawn also leads his own jazz combos and big band.

Trumpet Lesson Breath Control Demonstration - Ali Daneshkhah

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:30

Ali Daneshkhah takes online trumpet lessons from Jeff Purtle and is from Tehran, Iran.

This one page etude was played in one breath by Ali after about one year of private lessons, having never had formal lessons prior to that. He also had never been exposed to many of the method books common to brass players in the United States of America.

Trumpet Student, Walter Civettini, from Italy

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:25

Well..I'm Walter from Italy....I'm a professional Jazz trumpet player and teacher in Italy near Garda Lake (north Italy close to Austria ) ....after 20 years of playing around Italy and Europe I wasn't happy at all because I wasn't really able to keep my standard always on the top....I used to practice 3-4 hours a day, doing warm ups (like buzz mouthpiece for 20 m

Purtle Brass Conference - Dan Fornero - Trumpet

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 12:16

Dan Fornero is well known for splitting the Lead Trumpet book for Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band with Wayne Bergeron. Dan is also one of the original members of Harry Kim's Vine Street Horns, which can be heard on many of the Phil Collins albums, videos and live concerts. Dan is also one of the top call studio trumpet players in Los Angeles.

Purtle Brass Conference - James Thatcher - French Horn

Submitted by Jeff Purtle on Fri, 05/13/2016 - 11:49

James Thatcher is "arguably the most often heard horn player in the world" due to his performances on some 70 to 80 films per year for the last 20 years. He is principally a studio player, a recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences.